April 14th is an auspicious day.
As my daughter is always quick to remind me, April 14th is the day Lincoln was shot, and the day the Titanic struck the iceberg. But, as I always remind her, Lincoln died on the 15th, and the Titanic sank on the 15th, so the 14th really isn’t all that bad. It’s just a day when trouble tends to get started.
April 14th is also the day the Donner Party departed Springfield, Illinois, bound for California with an insufficient number of picnic baskets.
So all in all, April 14th is the perfect day for the debut of one of my books.
(It’s certainly a great day to celebrate the birth of my beautiful daughter.)